Sunday, June 23, 2013

States Rights Republicans change their mind, now try to pass Big Government, One-size-fits-All Federal Laws.

If given the power, Republicans appear to be tipping their hand toward flip flopping on their argument for states rights. Hey, the thought of federal laws and regulatory overreach isn't so bad an idea after all...when you're the dictator.

They're all for state controlled education, health care coverage, marriage, abortion and food stamps, but wait, did I say abortion and food stamps? Scratch that:
HuffintonPost: If members of the U.S. House of Representatives have their way, low-income families who own a modest car or have a few thousand dollars in the bank will soon no longer be eligible for the public benefits they need to feed their children. Ironically, this effort is driven by Republicans who traditionally favor state’s rights. Now they are fighting to strip states of the ability to determine which households deserve food assistance and are instead returning that power to the federal government. 

Why stop there when Republicans could pass a federal abortion bill. Funny, GOP states never whined about overreach:
AP: “The Republican-led House passed a far-reaching antiabortion bill Tuesday that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats condemned as yet another example of the GOP war on women" … Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., called it “deeply offensive” that a woman would have to prove that she reported the rape before she could get an abortion.  And Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said an exception for pregnancies that threaten the life of the mother makes no exception for “women’s health.”
These "small government" freedom hypocrites couldn't keep the dump inside. From an actual doctor turned lunatic politician, Rep. Burgess made this now memorably embarrassing statement:

NBC News:Representative Michael C. Burgess, a Texas Republican appeared to suggest that male fetuses are capable of fondling themselves,” the New York Times says. “‘They have movements that are purposeful,’ Mr. Burgess said during a debate of the bill during the House Rules Committee meeting on Monday. 

‘They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. I mean, they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to think that they could feel pain?’” 

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